ETHERLive
ETHERLive delivers real-time price and volume data across 16+ exchanges to users in a clear and easy-to-understand package. Users can get up-to-the-second updates for each exchange/currency pair, as well as aggregated market averages for each exchange, currency, and the market as a whole. It also provides a global converted average of all the currency pairs monitored by ETHNews, converted to USD.

---

24hr ---
--%
RESOURCES

The Basics

Learn the basics of Ethereum and various cryptocurrency technologies

Learn More

What is Ethereum?

Understand the underlying principles of the Ethereum Platform

Learn More

The Blockchain

Discover the revolutionizing technology known as the blockchain

Learn More
SUBMIT

Press Release

Submit a press release for consideration on ETHNews

Submit Press

Story / Dapp

Submit a story or DAPP to be considered for publication on ETHNews.

Submit Story

Explanation

Submit "Ethereum Explainer" content for consideration to be featured on ETHNews

Submit Topic
ETHNews Logo
---
--%
Home
News
Etherlive
Ether Price Analysis
Resources
Contact Us

Distributed Digest: Thursday, March 7, 2019

By

Dani

Putney

WriterETHNews.com

The Weenus Token Faucet debuts, the Linkdrop Protocol is introduced, and 0x announces a meetup program.

Your daily distillation of crypto news for Thursday, March 7, 2019:

Got Weenus?

Earlier today, BokkyPooBah announced the release of Weenus, an ERC20 token faucet for the Ethereum mainnet as well as the Ropsten, Kovan, Rinkeby, and Görli testnets. Individuals can send a zero-value transaction to a Weenus address (different for each network) and receive 1,000 ERC20 test tokens.

To obtain these test tokens, users will need some ETH to pay the network's transaction fees. Also, the number of decimals varies per token contract address: 18 for WEENUS and XEENUS, 8 for YEENUS, and 0 for ZEENUS.

Linkdrop Protocol

Emerging from the ether today is the Linkdrop Protocol, a proposed "[o]pen protocol for including digital assets into links" and QR codes. After collaborating to make "linkdrops" – or links to share digital assets and their attributes with others for the purposes of onboarding new users and gifting crypto – an available feature on several major wallets, the team behind them decided it was necessary to develop a community-oriented standard for sending and receiving linkdrops.

With the Linkdrop Protocol, the team hopes to enable (1) interoperability with linkdrops across different platforms and (2) ease of use for developers when they want to include a "send by link" feature within their dApps or wallets. Further, the team intends to build a Linkdrop EDCC (aka smart contract) and a dApp to send and claim user-to-user linkdrops, among other plans.

0x Global Meetups

In response to 0x community members taking the initiative and hosting their own meetups, Brent Oshiro of 0x yesterday announced the team's global meetup program. Organizers holding free-to-attend, 0x-focused meetups with 10 or more confirmed attendees clearly identified on a platform such as Meetup or Facebook can apply to the program.

If accepted, an organizer will receive a 0x swag box to share with their meetup participants, as well as email correspondence from 0x containing suggested content and tips for holding a successful gathering. Additionally, organizers can participate on 0x's #meetups Discord channel to chat with the 0x crew and other meetup hosts.

0x suggests that interested applicants apply at least one month prior to the date of their meetup.

Dani Putney

Dani is a full-time writer for ETHNews. They received their bachelor's degree in English writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, where they also studied journalism and queer theory. In their free time, they write poetry, play the piano, and fangirl over fictional characters. They live with their partner, three dogs, and two cats in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest Weenus Token Faucet, Ethereum or other Ethereum ecosystem news.